Eddie Jones responds that Alan Jones called him a ‘psychopath’ and a ‘sociopath’, Rugby World Cup, Bledisloe Cup dream

Days after Alan Jones called his namesake Eddie Jones a ‘psychopath’, the New Wallabies refused to hit back, saying ‘I’ll let that go through the Guardian’.

The Wallabies manager, who was sensationally appointed to the role a fortnight ago after being sacked by the Rugby Football Union in December, touched Down Under on Sunday morning.

One of the first things he said after landing at Sydney Airport was his desire to see rugby again in the news across Australia.

His dream title: “Wallabies win the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 22 years”.

Wallabies manager Eddie Jones chose not to respond to Alan Jones’ criticism of him after hitting Down Under. Photo: Matt King/Getty Images

Jones said he was “hugely honored and humbled by the opportunity to coach Australia again”.

The former Randwick hooker, who previously coached the Wallabies from 2001 to 2005 and was the last Australian manager to host the Bledisloe Cup in 2002, said the first thing he intended to do as national coach was to arrange meetings with the five Super Rugby franchises.

“Well, tomorrow it’s about meeting the Rugby Australia staff and starting to plan how we go out and get to the United States because the important thing is to catch up with the Super Rugby coaches and obviously , players,” Jones told Sean Maloney. the World Series stream at Allianz Stadium.

As well as arranging meetings with Super Rugby franchises, he is more than likely to speak with Wallabies assistant coach Dan McKellar, who is in town and is expected to spend some time with the Waratahs throughout week long.

McKellar’s future has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks, with some believing he is in line to take over from coach Dave Rennie.

But Jones’ five-year deal has tempered any real possibility of that happening anytime soon.

Whether he wants to serve under Jones long-term remains to be seen, but it’s understood that at the very least McKellar wants to go to the Wallabies as an assistant under the veteran coach.

Jones, who made a brief appearance at the Sydney Sevens on Sunday, said he was excited about the talent in Australian rugby.

“I think if you just look at all the Super Rugby rosters, the talented players who are in Australian rugby are there, so what we need to do is make sure we put them in a team that has a pretty good idea. of how they want to play and then they want to fight together,” he said.

Eddie Jones responds that Alan Jones called him a 'psychopath' and a 'sociopath', Rugby World Cup, Bledisloe Cup dream

Wallabies manager Eddie Jones speaks to fans during the Sydney Sevens 2023 at the Allianz Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Sydney. Photo: Matt King/Getty Images

Jones led England to 10 wins in 11 Tests against the Wallabies, including historic wins in the Down Under series as well as a World Cup quarter-final win in Japan.

In the vast majority of these matches, England ran away with the games in the last quarter of the competitions.

Indeed, that theme has continued against a number of Testing nations in recent years, including in last year’s Spring Tour where the Wallabies snuck past Scotland and Wales but lost out. nails against France, Italy and Wales.

Jones said winning the “tighter situations” was key.

“I think Australian sports teams in general, particularly the Wallabies, have always been good attacking teams and I think Australia have a lot of those,” he said.

“What we need to be is a bit better in tougher situations, and that’s something we can work on.”

Eddie Jones, as England head coach, talks to several Wallabies players.  Image: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has won 10 of 11 training Tests against the Wallabies as England manager. Image: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Jones chose not to respond to a highly critical column in the English newspaper To express log.

Former Wallabies manager Alan Jones, who led Australia to their last victory over the All Blacks at Eden Park in 1986 and their last Grand Slam victory in 1984, has criticized Rugby Australia’s decision to return Eddie Jones.

“The prestigious position of rugby coach in Australia has not been advertised. All rules regarding making an important appointment have been broken,” Jones wrote in the To express.

“Clearly no due diligence has been carried out on a person, previously sacked by Rugby Australia.

“The lack of process must raise questions across the Rugby Australia board.”

Jones later described the new Wallabies coach as a “sociopath” and a “psychopath”.

“Right now everyone is looking at Eddie Jones’ coaching record, but few are wondering what goes with it.

“He clearly displays character traits that psychologists would align with someone living with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

“People with this condition are also commonly referred to as ‘sociopaths’ or ‘psychopaths’.

“People with ASD are controlling, aggressive, and show no guilt or remorse for their destructive behavior.

“In a nutshell, people with sociopathy may have little empathy and a habit of rationalizing their actions, but they know the difference between right and wrong.”

Eddie Jones chose not to respond to the column when asked at Sydney Airport.

“I’ll let that one go to the keeper,” he said.

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